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Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as Music Director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C., writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich., and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette, in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006, and wisely married her one year later. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs Daisy and Clementine and their son. In his free time Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling, and exploring nature.

Can You Guess the Artist in This Yearbook Photo?

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This kid comes from Gainesville, Fla., having started his first band in the early-'60s with a future famous rocker. In fact the names to come from that small metropolis are legendary. They all worked together, teaching each other licks and in some cases, how to play their instruments. Later this young man would be featured in a band from California. Do you think you know which classic rocker this is?

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It’s Don Felder’s Yearbook Photo!

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Don Felder was invited to join the Eagles while working with two-thirds of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Coincidentally he'd already worked with Stephen Stills by that time. Stills helped Felder form his first band in Gainesville while the future Eagle was still in high school. A few years ago Felder recalled how Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon replaced Stills in his group. It's all connected.

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It’s Kevin Cronin’s Yearbook Photo!

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Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon was in charge of the entertainment for his high-school prom, so he called up Jim Peterik of Ides of March, later of Survivor. The Chicago area was flush with rock talent in the late '60s and '70s, and apparently some were willing to play proms. REO Speedwagon was formed by University of Illinois students Neal Doughty and Alan Gratzer. Cronin would join five years later. 

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Can You Guess the Artist in This Yearbook Photo?

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The teeth are a good place to start when trying to identify this classic rocker in his youth. Not that the singer has bad teeth now -- they weren't even awful then -- but his smile today pretty much matches the one he flashed 45 or 50 years ago. He was a key part of one of the most successful bands of the late '70s and early '80s, but he wasn't the original singer. Do you think you know who it is? 

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It’s Leonard Skinner’s Yearbook Photo! We Can Explain …

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Forby Leonard Skinner is the man who inspired a southern-rock band to call itself Lynyrd Skynyrd. The gym teacher and high-school coach famously came down on Ronnie Van Zant and his friends for wearing their hair too long, although he later said that his alleged behavior was exaggerated. “They were good, talented, hard-working boys,” the late Skinner told the Florida Times Union. “They worked hard, lived hard and boozed hard.”

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Alice Cooper in Talks to Join ‘Spider-Man’ Musical

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Ben Gabbs / Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

If all goes according to plan, Alice Cooper will be wearing a Green Goblin costume by the new year. The rocker is in talks to join the cast of 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,' the pricey New York musical that has been plagued by injuries, lawsuits and poor reviews since it opened.

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It’s Meat Loaf’s Yearbook Photo!

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Marvin Lee Aday graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas in 1965. After a spell in college, he headed to L.A. to begin his music career and found success fairly quickly, although his signature album 'Bat Out of Hell' wouldn't be released until 1977. It featured hits like 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' and 'Two Out of Three Ain't Bad.'

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Alice Cooper, Kiss and Vince Neil to Perform at Rock Academy Benefit

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Frazer Harrison / Paul Kane / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Almost eight months after opening its doors with a superstar week of rock music, the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy is lining up more talent to raise money for the music school. Alice Cooper and Kiss will be there again, as will Vince Neil, Rob Zombie and others.

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